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Droupadi Murmu swears in as India's 15th President. All you need to know
Droupadi Murmu
Image Credit: Twitter/Narendra Modi

Droupadi Murmu swears in as India's 15th President. All you need to know

| @indiablooms | 25 Jul 2022, 12:06 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Former Jharkhand Governor and ex-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Droupadi Murmu sworn in as the 15th Indian President and first from the tribal community Monday.

Murmu, who was once a tribal face of the current ruling BJP, was sworn in by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana in Parliament's Central Hall at 10:15 am.

Murmu's swearing-in ceremony was attended by outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers, all MPs et al.

Swearing in as the President, Murmu said, "I have been elected to the post at a time when the nation is gearing up to celebrate its 75th Independence Day."

"Reaching the highest post of the country is an achievement of every Dalit person of this country," she said.

She said it is the beauty of the democracy of the country that a girl from a poor family can also become a President of the country.

Ahead of her scheduled swearing in ceremony, Murmu paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Murmu offered floral tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.

But who is Draupadi Murmu? Read to know

1. Draupadi Murmu was born in a Santali tribal family of Odisha.

2. She served as the ninth Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021.

3. She is the first Governor of Jharkhand to complete the five-year term.

4. She is the first person belonging to the scheduled tribe to be nominated for the Presidential election.

5. In 1997, Murmu was elected as the councillor of the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat in 1997.

6. She was the national vice president of the BJP's Scheduled Tribes Morcha.

7. From 2002-2004, Murmu was the Minister of State with an Independent Charge of Commerce and Transport in the BJP-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) coalition government in Odisha.

8. She was an MLA from the Rairangpur assembly constituency from 2000-2004.

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